I think Haverflan is Swedish for delicious. Just kidding. You could call them Haverflan, IKEA cookies or oatmeal wafers…I just like to call them to my belly!
Our friends John and Sharroll sent a little baggie of these home one day months ago with my mom. I ate the whole bag. Well, I shared two with my daughter, but no one else got any of them. Hey, ya snooze ya loose around here, people.
They are so simple and yet, so delicious. I love them with coffee for breakfast or just a little snack. Or, you know, every time I walk through the kitchen! They have oatmeal in them so that means they are healthy, right? So, eating them for breakfast is like a really healthy thing. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Anyway, enough about healthy…you have to try these cookies.
They seemed so easy that I thought there must be a way for me to make them myself. There are a few recipes on the internet and most are very similar. I found this on Ask.com but didn’t see who wrote it so I couldn’t give them credit for the recipe.
My husband and my cousin Jennifer love these WAY more than the actual IKEA cookies. It is a toss up for me, I like them both!
For an extra treat, put a little square of chocolate in between them and microwave for a couple of seconds. Yummy!
- 1/2 cup margarine or butter (plus more for greasing the pans)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup oatmeal (I used the old fashioned kind)
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
In a medium size bowl, melt the butter and stir in remaining ingredients. Mix until well blended. Make sure you butter the cookie sheet very well so that the cookies don’t stick to it, then dust it with flour. Drop batter by a teaspoon full (this doesn’t seem like much, but they spread out) onto sheet, 3 inches apart. Bake 375 for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Let stand 1 minute and then remove quickly with sharp knife or spatula. Let them cool on a rack.
Only cook one pan at a time so they cook evenly. Since oven temps vary, be sure and monitor the first batch so you don’t burn them.
Makes about 3 dz. cookies.
This is not a great picture, but I just wanted to show what the IKEA kind look like.
I can’t wait to try these! Like you, I love the IKEA ones but these look better and homemade is always better! You have done a great job with your blog and I am really enjoying seeing a new recipe everyday! So glad you got it up and running – not sure how you do it with your hectic life but you do!
Thank you so much!! You will really like these. They are simple and easy enough to just make up on a whim. They take no time at all to make!
lost me at oatmeal, anything you could use instead of oatmeal for celiac’s???? just us gluten-free’z
Jenny, there has to be something. I will check around and see if I can find an alternative for you.
??? I’ll love ya forever, wait I already do!…! Yummy recipe doll!…
Ohhhh! I can’t wait to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
Adrian, you will love them. I love your site. My buddy in Indiana Scot Mangold turned me on to it!
Thank you. I love Scott! Do you live in Indiana, too? I look forward to checking back here often. I like your taste; all the recipes you post get me daydreaming.
Re: Oatmeal– I’ve seen gluten-free oats by Bob’s Red Mill. I’m sure you could order them if they’re not available. Just thought I’d let you know. As far as replacing the flour, she could try almond and/or rice. My daughter has sensitivities to wheat so I’ve had to experiment with some of this stuff.
See you soon.
I am originally from Evansville, but live in Florida now. Scot is going to do some guest recipe spots on here for me, he is always posting yummy stuff on facebook! Thank you for the compliment, I am still trying to get the hang of photographing food, not as easy as one would think! I just love to cook and to eat and wanted to be able to share it!
I will make sure Jenny get this info about the oats. I think almond or rice flour would work great in these cookies!
Yes, yes, yes! These are my favorite cookies too! I love them with tea, hot or cold. Our local IKEA stopped selling them once. Now they’re back, at a dollar or two price increase. I guess they can get a way with it because they know how much we need them. LOL